The State’s Responsibility to Address Child Labour

The State’s Responsibility to Address Child Labour

ByDesmond MhangoMay 26, 202311 min read

Desmond Mhango’s series on Child Labour in Malawi continues with this fifth article. Following his detailed explanation of the situational…

Push Factors for Child Labour in Malawi

Push Factors for Child Labour in Malawi

ByDesmond MhangoMay 19, 20239 min read

Desmond Mhango’s series on Child Labour in Malawi continues with this fourth article. Following his detailed explanation of the situational…

Places and Practices of Child Labour in Malawi

Places and Practices of Child Labour in Malawi

ByDesmond MhangoMay 12, 20238 min read

Desmond Mhango’s series on Child Labour in Malawi continues with this third article. After elucidating the situational context of child…

Situational Context of Child Labour in Malawi

Situational Context of Child Labour in Malawi

ByDesmond MhangoMay 5, 20237 min read

Desmond Mhango’s series (read his introduction here) on Child Labour in Malawi continues with this second article. Malawi has a…

Introduction to the Series Child Labour in Malawi: Perspectives of…

Introduction to the Series Child Labour in Malawi: Perspectives of…

ByDesmond MhangoApr 28, 20237 min read

This article serves as introduction to a six-part series by author Desmond Mhango focusing on child labour in Malawi. The…

  • The State’s Responsibility to Address Child Labour
    Desmond Mhango’s series on Child Labour in Malawi continues with this fifth article. Following his detailed explanation of the situational context of child labour in Malawi, including a depiction of the places and practices where child labour occurs, Mhango proceeded with his series by highlighting the push factors that contribute to child labour in Malawi.…
  • Push Factors for Child Labour in Malawi
    Desmond Mhango’s series on Child Labour in Malawi continues with this fourth article. Following his detailed explanation of the situational context of child labour in Malawi, including a depiction of the places and practices where child labour occurs, Mhango proceeds with his series by highlighting the push factors that contribute to child labour in Malawi.…
  • Places and Practices of Child Labour in Malawi
    Desmond Mhango’s series on Child Labour in Malawi continues with this third article. After elucidating the situational context of child labour, it becomes crucial to draw attention to the places and practices of child labour in Malawi. Known Places of Child Labour Children are employed in both formal and informal ways to fulfil unwritten contracts…
  • Blind hopes for children’s participation in climate change
    The 2021/2022 rainy season in Malawi will among other things be remembered by the devastating images of houses submerged in water, flooded rivers, and roads that have been cut off. All these stand out as effects of Tropical Storm Ana. The devastating effects of the storm led to the president declaring a state of National…
  • Climate change and human rights – The significant action of Gabon in protecting human rights in a changing climate
    In Africa, the significances of climate change include, among other aspects, the transformation of weather patterns, biodiversity destruction and wider occurrence of more infectious diseases. All these events, in their turn lead to food insecurity, human forced displacement, and water shortages. Marginalised and vulnerable people often experience the worst effects of climate change. They often…
  • Plastic talking points: Malawi – strong laws, weak results
    Why do Malawi’s anti-plastic laws fail where they should succeed and succeed where they should fail. Professor Thoko Kaime reveals the surprising results from his study of knowledge and action on plastic waste in Malawi – and the questions they raise. You can watch the full video here
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    In the shadow of world political events, one of the biggest offensives against terror in over a decade and a half is currently taking place in Somalia. For almost two decades, Al-Shabab, a terrorist organisation linked to Al Qaeda, has had a stranglehold on the country. International projects could not be implemented or could only…
  • Launch of the Asli-Ahmed-Award
    On 19th November 2022, the africanlegalstudies.blog launched the Asli-Ahmed-Award in close cooperation with the Verein für Entwicklung und humanitäre Hilfe Somalias e.V. Thanks to the gracious support of the Verein für Entwicklung und humanitäre Hilfe Somalias e.V., this award will recognize outstanding articles on issues concerning Somalia and is rewarded with a US-$ 100 financial…
  • On a difficult mission – Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president
    COMMENT René Brosius 10 June 2022 In the evening of 8 February 2017, it was clear: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed also known as “Farmaajo” is Somalia’s 9th president. People in Mogadishu were excited, the streets were filled with joyous pedestrians that were celebrating the feeling of hope which Farmaajo represented. There was no feeling of fear,…